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Dog Breeds: An Illustrated Guide

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Have you ever wondered which dogs make the best house pets? How the Dalmatian got its name? Why the German Shepherd was once referred to as the Alsatian? Winner of the Association of Medical Illustrators Award of Excellence, this comprehensive guide to 35 of the most popular dogs will show you all you need to know about man's best friend, including 18 complete anatomical illustrations and 35 hand-illustrated breed drawings.

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Overview

Have you ever wondered which dogs make the best house pets? How the Dalmatian got its name? Why the German Shepherd was once referred to as the Alsatian? Winner of the Association of Medical Illustrators Award of Excellence, this comprehensive guide to 35 of the most popular dogs will show you all you need to know about man's best friend, including 18 complete anatomical illustrations and 35 hand-illustrated breed drawings.

Illustrations of the skeletal system, the muscular system and the major internal organs are labeled with current terminology. Five different breeds
from the seven major canine classes (as recognized by the American Kennel Club) are beautifully illustrated and rendered, and information on breed
group, history, and social skill is also included. A complete list of all of the dogs within each canine class can be found at the back of the book.

Utilizing the newest printing technology - the stochastic tone process - these hand-illustrated drawings are nearly life-like in their detail.
Printed in four colors on the highest quality paper available, this book offers images unlike any other before it.

An illustrated guide to the history, physical characteristics, and temperament of thirty-five popular dog breeds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587794803
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 3/31/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 66

Table of Contents

Skeletal Anatomy
-External Anatomy
-Lateral View
-Cranial View
-Skull (lateral view & ventral view, mandible removed)
-Left Carpus & Manus (Forepaw-palmar view)
-Left Tarsus & Pes (Hindpaw - dorsal view, Hindpaw - plantar view)

Muscular Anatomy
-Muscular System (lateral view)
-Muscular System (cranial view)
-Muscles of the Head (superficial-lateral view, deep-lateral view)

Systems and Organs
-The Organ System
-The Respiratory System
-Dorsal top View of the Lungs
The Digestive System
-Ventral Bottom View of Abdominal Organs
-The Arterial Circulatory System
-The Lateral View of the Heart

Sporting Group
-American Cocker Spaniel
-English Pointer
-Irish Setter
-Labrador Retriever
-Weimaraner

Hound Group
-Basset Hound
-Beagle
-Bloodhound
-Dachshund
-Greyhound

Terrier Group
-AiredaleTerrier
-Jack Russell Terrier
-Kerry Blue Terrier
-Miniature Schnauzer
-Scottish Terrier

Working Group
-Boxer
-Doberman Pinscher
-Great Dane
-Saint Bernard
-Siberian Husky

Non-Sporting Group
-Bichon Frise
-Bulldog
-Chow chow
-Dalmatian
-Poodle

Toy Group
-Chihuahua
-Japanese Chin
-Pug
-ShihTzu
-Yorkshire Terrier

Herding Group
-Australian Shepherd
-Bouvier Des Flandres
-Collie
-German Shepherd
-Welsch Pembroke Corgi
American Kennel Club Recognized Breeds
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First Chapter

Chapter 1 - Skeletal Anatomy

The dog's skeleton serves as the structural framework for support and
protection of the body.  Along with muscles, the skeleton enables the dog to
stand, sit, run, and walk.

Bones are hollow tubes made up of hard, latticed structures called
trabeculae and are filled with bone marrow.  Bones are nourished by blood
vessels that enter them through small holes called nutrient foramina.
Unlike humans, dogs do not have a collarbone; their forelimbs are held
together by only the muscles.  This allows dogs to have great flexibility in
movement.

All dogs have 30 true vertebrae, plus a varying number found in the tail.
The vertebrae are arranged in 5 groups:  7 cervical, 13 thoracic, 7  lumbar,
3 sacral, and the varying number of caudal (tail) vertebrae.  The spinal
cord lies within the vertebral canal in the spine for protection.

The canine skull comes in three basic shapes.  The dolichocephalic shape, as
seen in the Afghan Hound, is elongated and narrow.  Short, broad heads, like
that of the Bulldog, are called brachycephalic.  Skulls of average length,
like that of the Siberian Husky, are classified as mesocephalic.

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